Rumors of Arlovski’s weak chin have been greatly exaggerated, well, at least somewhat. The guy is a haevyweight who has been knocked out six times, that’s as many times as Frank Mir, one less time than Overeem, and one less time than Randy Couture, not to mention some at much lower weight classes (Chuck Liddell, Rampage, Wand) that have also been knocked out as many times or near that amount. When you fight at heavyweight, you will likely get knocked out, that’s what you have to be prepared for. Those dudes hit hard.
That doesn’t make Arlovski sick of the talk, which has been reignited by his World Series of Fighting opponent Mike Kyle, who he faces this Saturday, as Mayweather vs. Canelo goes down.
Arlovski told MMA Fighting:
“It’s f–ked,” “I’m really getting f–king sick of all these comments about my chin. I broke my jaw in two f–king places and f–king Anthony Johnson couldn’t f–king knock me out. So if you’re going to talk to Mike Kyle, you can just tell him to shut his f–king mouth and be ready for the f–king fight. That’s it. Period.”
“It kind of pisses me off. I don’t read those comments like I used to read those comments. I showed my chin was fine when I fought Tim Sylvia in the Philippines, when our fight was a no contest. He landed a good straight right hand at the end of the first round and I was fine. I survived and knocked him out. Those people say [I don’t] have a good chin, now this guy? It’s okay. Just fine. To be honest with you, I don’t know what to say in a nice way. It’s one of those bad spots in my mind.”